Ode to Gravity: An Interview with Robbie Basho
An interview with Berkeley guitarist and composer Robbie Basho, one of the most innovative performers playing acoustically at the time of this recording. Robbie introduces music from his Vanguard record album "Zarthus" (1974) and talks with Charles Amirkhanian about world music influences in his recent work and his interest in American Indian music.
Run time 87 min
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May 30, 2012
Very cool snapshot in time.
It's awesome that we get such a clean and in-depth look into this period of Basho's career. It's amazing how down-to-earth he was, considering the nature of his music (though he mentions how his compositions aren't "far-out" but "far-IN" and very personally meaningful). All I'm saying is that this is cool stuff - give it a listen. And check out this recent radio program that focuses on material like this, also pretty cool: http://archive.org/details/CosmicTonesAncientProteinStringsOfTheGeneticCode